Dunia akademis dan kepenyairan, adalah dua bidang yang masih ditekuni Sapardi Djoko Damono hingga hari ini. Sapardi adalah Guru BesarFakultas Sastra Universitas Indonesia, dan pernah menjabat dekan periode 1995-1999. Kini ia masih aktif mengajar di program master Institut Kesenian Jakarta. Tulisan dari buah pemikirannya pun terus mengalir, baik puisi, cerita pendek, esai dan kajian akademis.
Puluhan tahun berkarya dan menjadi pujangga peraih berbagai penghargaan nasional dan internasional, Sapardi memaknai perjalanannya dengan sederhana.
Sapardi Djoko Damono remains involved in both academics and poetry up to now. Sapardi has served as a professor in the Department of Literature at the University of Indonesia (UI), as well as holing the post of rector there in 1995-1999. He still actively teaches in the Masters program at the Jakarta Art Institute. He continues to write not only poetry, but also short stories, essays and academic analyses.
After decades of creativity that has earned him both national and international literary awards, Sapardi modestly reflects on his journey.
On our way to Frankfurt, we participated at Leipzig Book Fair on March 12-15, 2015. We were humbly honored that we were showered by appreciation and support from a lot of attendees. Leipzig was a fantastic opportunity for us to get ready to be the Guest of Honor of Frankfurt Book Fair in this upcoming October